Lets start with main component installation as below:

1. Ruby 1.9.2

2. Rails 3.0.7


Ruby Installation:

http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=167

I have installed it at C:\Applicaitons\Ruby\Ruby192

 

Gems (Ruby Package Manager) Installation

http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=126

 

Unzip the above zip folder in C:\Applicaitons\Ruby\ folder.


To start GEM installation use command ruby <Path_to>\setup.rb as below:

C:\Applications\Ruby>dir
Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 8464-7B7C

Directory of C:\Applications\Ruby

04/25/2011 01:30 PM <DIR> .
04/25/2011 01:30 PM <DIR> ..
03/28/2011 04:23 PM 14,996 HelloWorld.docx
03/23/2011 05:04 PM 122 help.txt
03/23/2011 04:45 PM 4,823,453 ruby-1.8.7-p174.tar.gz
03/23/2011 04:48 PM <DIR> Ruby192
04/05/2011 02:17 PM <DIR> rubygems-1.7.2
03/23/2011 04:45 PM 12,502,696 rubyinstaller-1.9.2-p180.exe
4 File(s) 17,341,267 bytes
4 Dir(s) 36,662,747,136 bytes free

C:\Applications\Ruby>ruby rubygems-1.7.2\setup.rb
RubyGems 1.7.2 installed

=== 1.7.2 / 2011-04-05

* 1 Bug Fix:
* Warn on loading bad spec array values (ntlm-http gem has nil in its cert
chain)


------------------------------------------------------------------------------

RubyGems installed the following executables:
C:/Applications/Ruby/Ruby192/bin/gem


C:\Applications\Ruby>

Now adding C:\Applications\Ruby\Ruby192\bin into System PATH so I can run GEM.

C:\Applications\Ruby>gem
RubyGems is a sophisticated package manager for Ruby. This is a
basic help message containing pointers to more information.

Usage:
gem -h/--help
gem -v/--version
gem command [arguments...] [options...]

Examples:
gem install rake
gem list --local
gem build package.gemspec
gem help install

Further help:
gem help commands list all 'gem' commands
gem help examples show some examples of usage
gem help platforms show information about platforms
gem help <COMMAND> show help on COMMAND
(e.g. 'gem help install')
gem server present a web page at
http://localhost:8808/
with info about installed gems
Further information:
http://rubygems.rubyforge.org

C:\Applications\Ruby>gem -v
1.7.2

Now we can install Rails as below:

 

C:\Applications\Ruby>gem install rails
Fetching: activesupport-3.0.7.gem (100%)
Fetching: builder-2.1.2.gem (100%)
WARNING: builder-2.1.2 has an invalid nil value for @cert_chain
Fetching: i18n-0.5.0.gem (100%)
Fetching: activemodel-3.0.7.gem (100%)
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Fetching: rack-mount-0.6.14.gem (100%)
Fetching: tzinfo-0.3.26.gem (100%)
Fetching: abstract-1.0.0.gem (100%)
WARNING: abstract-1.0.0 has an invalid nil value for @cert_chain
Fetching: erubis-2.6.6.gem (100%)
Fetching: actionpack-3.0.7.gem (100%)
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Successfully installed activesupport-3.0.7
Successfully installed builder-2.1.2
Successfully installed i18n-0.5.0
Successfully installed activemodel-3.0.7
Successfully installed rack-1.2.2
Successfully installed rack-test-0.5.7
Successfully installed rack-mount-0.6.14
Successfully installed tzinfo-0.3.26
Successfully installed abstract-1.0.0
Successfully installed erubis-2.6.6
Successfully installed actionpack-3.0.7
Successfully installed arel-2.0.9
Successfully installed activerecord-3.0.7
Successfully installed activeresource-3.0.7
Successfully installed mime-types-1.16
Successfully installed polyglot-0.3.1
Successfully installed treetop-1.4.9
Successfully installed mail-2.2.17
Successfully installed actionmailer-3.0.7
Successfully installed thor-0.14.6
Successfully installed railties-3.0.7
Successfully installed bundler-1.0.12
Successfully installed rails-3.0.7
23 gems installed
Installing ri documentation for activesupport-3.0.7...
Installing ri documentation for builder-2.1.2...
Installing ri documentation for i18n-0.5.0...
Installing ri documentation for activemodel-3.0.7...
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Installing ri documentation for rack-test-0.5.7...
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Installing ri documentation for tzinfo-0.3.26...
Installing ri documentation for abstract-1.0.0...
Installing ri documentation for erubis-2.6.6...
Installing ri documentation for actionpack-3.0.7...
Installing ri documentation for arel-2.0.9...
Installing ri documentation for activerecord-3.0.7...
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Installing ri documentation for mime-types-1.16...
Installing ri documentation for polyglot-0.3.1...
Installing ri documentation for treetop-1.4.9...
Installing ri documentation for mail-2.2.17...
Installing ri documentation for actionmailer-3.0.7...
Installing ri documentation for thor-0.14.6...
Installing ri documentation for railties-3.0.7...
Installing ri documentation for bundler-1.0.12...
Installing ri documentation for rails-3.0.7...
Installing RDoc documentation for activesupport-3.0.7...
Installing RDoc documentation for builder-2.1.2...
Installing RDoc documentation for i18n-0.5.0...
Installing RDoc documentation for activemodel-3.0.7...
Installing RDoc documentation for rack-1.2.2...
Installing RDoc documentation for rack-test-0.5.7...
Installing RDoc documentation for rack-mount-0.6.14...
Installing RDoc documentation for tzinfo-0.3.26...
Installing RDoc documentation for abstract-1.0.0...
Installing RDoc documentation for erubis-2.6.6...
Installing RDoc documentation for actionpack-3.0.7...
Installing RDoc documentation for arel-2.0.9...
Installing RDoc documentation for activerecord-3.0.7...
Installing RDoc documentation for activeresource-3.0.7...
Installing RDoc documentation for mime-types-1.16...
Installing RDoc documentation for polyglot-0.3.1...
Installing RDoc documentation for treetop-1.4.9...
Installing RDoc documentation for mail-2.2.17...
Installing RDoc documentation for actionmailer-3.0.7...
Installing RDoc documentation for thor-0.14.6...
Installing RDoc documentation for railties-3.0.7...
Installing RDoc documentation for bundler-1.0.12...
Installing RDoc documentation for rails-3.0.7...

C:\Applications\Ruby>

Now Lets try to run Rails application to verify the installation:

 

C:\Applications\Ruby>rails
Usage:
rails new APP_PATH [options]

Options:
-r, [--ruby=PATH] # Path to the Ruby binary of your choice
# Default: C:/Applications/Ruby/Ruby192/bin/ruby.e
xe
-d, [--database=DATABASE] # Preconfigure for selected database (options: mys
ql/oracle/postgresql/sqlite3/frontbase/ibm_db)
# Default: sqlite3
-b, [--builder=BUILDER] # Path to an application builder (can be a filesys
tem path or URL)
-m, [--template=TEMPLATE] # Path to an application template (can be a filesy
stem path or URL)
[--dev] # Setup the application with Gemfile pointing to y
our Rails checkout
[--edge] # Setup the application with Gemfile pointing to R
ails repository
[--skip-gemfile] # Don't create a Gemfile
-O, [--skip-active-record] # Skip Active Record files
-T, [--skip-test-unit] # Skip Test::Unit files
-J, [--skip-prototype] # Skip Prototype files
-G, [--skip-git] # Skip Git ignores and keeps

Runtime options:
-f, [--force] # Overwrite files that already exist
-p, [--pretend] # Run but do not make any changes
-q, [--quiet] # Supress status output
-s, [--skip] # Skip files that already exist

Rails options:
-v, [--version] # Show Rails version number and quit
-h, [--help] # Show this help message and quit

Description:
The 'rails new' command creates a new Rails application with a default
directory structure and configuration at the path you specify.

Example:
rails new ~/Code/Ruby/weblog

This generates a skeletal Rails installation in ~/Code/Ruby/weblog.
See the README in the newly created application to get going.

 

Ruby comes with embedded version of SQLite name Sqlite3_ruby so lets install it now:


 

C:\Applications\Ruby>gem install sqlite3-ruby
Fetching: sqlite3-1.3.3-x86-mingw32.gem (100%)

=============================================================================

You've installed the binary version of sqlite3.
It was built using SQLite3 version 3.7.3.
It's recommended to use the exact same version to avoid potential issues.

At the time of building this gem, the necessary DLL files where available
in the following download:

http://www.sqlite.org/sqlitedll-3_7_3.zip

You can put the sqlite3.dll available in this package in your Ruby bin
directory, for example C:\Ruby\bin


=============================================================================

Fetching: sqlite3-ruby-1.3.3.gem (100%)

#######################################################

Hello! The sqlite3-ruby gem has changed it's name to just sqlite3. Rather than
installing `sqlite3-ruby`, you should install `sqlite3`. Please update your
dependencies accordingly.

Thanks from the Ruby sqlite3 team!

<3 <3 <3 <3

#######################################################

Successfully installed sqlite3-1.3.3-x86-mingw32
Successfully installed sqlite3-ruby-1.3.3
2 gems installed
Installing ri documentation for sqlite3-1.3.3-x86-mingw32...
Installing ri documentation for sqlite3-ruby-1.3.3...
Installing RDoc documentation for sqlite3-1.3.3-x86-mingw32...
Installing RDoc documentation for sqlite3-ruby-1.3.3...

As suggested in Sqlite3_ruby installation, lets download the sqlite3.dll from the link below:

http://www.sqlite.org/sqlitedll-3_7_3.zip

Unzip the DLL and be sure to place in Ruby\Bin folder and verify as below:

 

 

C:\Applications\Ruby>dir Ruby192\bin\SQL*.dll
Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 8464-7B7C

Directory of C:\Applications\Ruby\Ruby192\bin

10/07/2010 10:37 PM 546,205 sqlite3.dll
1 File(s) 546,205 bytes
0 Dir(s) 36,548,767,744 bytes free

 

 

Now we have all the pieces needed to create our first application. Let's create a new Ruby on Rails application name “RubyonAzure” as below:

C:\Applications\Ruby>rails new rubyonazure
create
create README
create Rakefile
create config.ru
create .gitignore
create Gemfile
create app
create app/controllers/application_controller.rb
create app/helpers/application_helper.rb
create app/mailers
create app/models
create app/views/layouts/application.html.erb
create config
create config/routes.rb
create config/application.rb
create config/environment.rb
create config/environments
create config/environments/development.rb
create config/environments/production.rb
create config/environments/test.rb
create config/initializers
create config/initializers/backtrace_silencers.rb
create config/initializers/inflections.rb
create config/initializers/mime_types.rb
create config/initializers/secret_token.rb
create config/initializers/session_store.rb
create config/locales
create config/locales/en.yml
create config/boot.rb
create config/database.yml
create db
create db/seeds.rb
create doc
create doc/README_FOR_APP
create lib
create lib/tasks
create lib/tasks/.gitkeep
create log
create log/server.log
create log/production.log
create log/development.log
create log/test.log
create public
create public/404.html
create public/422.html
create public/500.html
create public/favicon.ico
create public/index.html
create public/robots.txt
create public/images
create public/images/rails.png
create public/stylesheets
create public/stylesheets/.gitkeep
create public/javascripts
create public/javascripts/application.js
create public/javascripts/controls.js
create public/javascripts/dragdrop.js
create public/javascripts/effects.js
create public/javascripts/prototype.js
create public/javascripts/rails.js
create script
create script/rails
create test
create test/fixtures
create test/functional
create test/integration
create test/performance/browsing_test.rb
create test/test_helper.rb
create test/unit
create tmp
create tmp/sessions
create tmp/sockets
create tmp/cache
create tmp/pids
create vendor/plugins
create vendor/plugins/.gitkeep

C:\Applications\Ruby>

 

The above command will create the Ruby application skeleton code for us in a predefined Ruby application pattern. You can check the application folder as below:



 

You can check the application folder as below:

 

C:\Applications\Ruby\rubyonazure>dir
Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 8464-7B7C

Directory of C:\Applications\Ruby\rubyonazure

04/25/2011 01:58 PM <DIR> .
04/25/2011 01:58 PM <DIR> ..
04/25/2011 01:51 PM 36 .gitignore
04/25/2011 01:51 PM <DIR> app
04/25/2011 01:51 PM <DIR> config
04/25/2011 01:51 PM 161 config.ru
04/25/2011 01:51 PM <DIR> db
04/25/2011 01:51 PM <DIR> doc
04/25/2011 01:51 PM 743 Gemfile
04/25/2011 01:58 PM 1,642 Gemfile.lock
04/25/2011 01:51 PM <DIR> lib
04/25/2011 01:51 PM <DIR> log
04/25/2011 01:51 PM <DIR> public
04/25/2011 01:51 PM 271 Rakefile
04/25/2011 01:51 PM 9,126 README
04/25/2011 01:51 PM <DIR> script
04/25/2011 01:51 PM <DIR> test
04/25/2011 01:51 PM <DIR> tmp
04/25/2011 01:51 PM <DIR> vendor
6 File(s) 11,979 bytes
13 Dir(s) 36,548,046,848 bytes free

C:\Applications\Ruby\rubyonazure>

 

 

Once satisfied, lets launch the sample application using “rails server” in the application folder below:

 

 

 

C:\Applications\Ruby\rubyonazure>rails server
=> Booting WEBrick
=> Rails 3.0.7 application starting in development on http://0.0.0.0:3000
……

 

 

 

 

During the start the following Security Alert will be displayed so accept it:

 

 

 

Finally you will see the following log at command prompt to show that application is running in localhost:3000:

 

 

C:\Applications\Ruby\rubyonazure>rails server
=> Booting WEBrick
=> Rails 3.0.7 application starting in development on http://0.0.0.0:3000
=> Call with -d to detach
=> Ctrl-C to shutdown server
[2011-04-25 13:58:57] INFO WEBrick 1.3.1
[2011-04-25 13:58:57] INFO ruby 1.9.2 (2011-02-18) [i386-mingw32]
[2011-04-25 13:58:57] INFO WEBrick::HTTPServer#start: pid=9236 port=3000

 

 

 

Now you can open the browser at http://localhost:3000 to test the application as below:


 

 

Now Click at “About your application’s environment” as below:


 

Part 2: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/avkashchauhan/archive/2011/04/26/ruby-on-rails-in-windows-azure-part-2-creating-windows-azure-sdk-1-4-based-application-to-host-ruby-on-rails-application-in-cloud.aspx